The Upward Thrust And Fall Of Liz Smith, Superstar Accomplice

“I am in search of Liz Smith,” she said softly, musing at the thought.
Spy magazine ran a monthly “Liz Smith Tote Board” of favorites she puffed.
With income from her column, syndication and television, Ms. Smith was said to be the highest-paid print journalist in America.
“What reporter wouldn’t have wanted to go?”PhotoBut Ms. Smith also had misgivings.
Mr. Zarem, who, when asked to comment for this article, said, “I hope it’s for an obituary,” added that as Ms. Smith rose, people bowed to her.

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